Bags will continue to fly free at Southwest Airlines. For now.
Under pressure to generate more revenues, the chief executive of the Dallas-based carrier rejected suggestions that the airline start charging customers to check luggage, even though bag fees have generated billions of dollars for other airlines.
The nation’s top 13 airlines collected $3.8 billion in bag fees during 2015, plus another $3 billion in charges paid by passengers who change or cancel reservations, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation
Southwest is the only major airline in the United States that doesn’t charge passengers to check...